Photographs by James Mollison. Introduction by Desmond Morris.
Chris Boot, 2011. 144 pp., 62 color illustrations, 10½x7½".
Between 2004 and 2007, James Mollison attended pop concerts across Europe and the USA with a mobile photography studio, inviting fans of each music star or band to pose for their portrait outside the gig. He subsequently combined portraits of eight to ten fans for each performer into a single lineup, making a single panoramic image in each case. With a total of over 500 individual portraits, in 62 panoramic images, The Disciples was an original, sharp and highly entertaining take on contemporary music culture and the tribalism invoked by popular music stars. This new and expanded affordable edition features four new images produced after the original Disciples was published, including fans of MIA, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, and a group of Elvis Presley tribute acts.
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